- Transforming a 15-year-old site to a modern and aesthetic web design
- Accurately reflecting the city's eclectic presence in the web design
- Customizable modern government website applications to make information easier to find
- Getting rid of old pages during the content migration
- Creating an overall leading CMS that makes sharing timely information efficient
To ensure quality and time efficiency, the project followed concise steps and management along the way.
The initial stages included a kick-off meeting, engaging the employees of the City of Olympia first-hand with the vision for the site, and discussing objectives with the Revize team. From there, the design and building process took place where the Revize web designers began workshopping drafts of what the city were wanting their new site to look like.
This process took about 3-5 weeks while collaborating with the Revize web developers to ensure the site was beautiful and functional. The Revize team and The City of Olympia communicated all steps of the way to make sure the objectives and vision of the site were maintained, which included content migration and ridding of excess pages
The City of Olympia has received tremendous feedback from residents, employees, and organizations after the new site launch. The objective of truly replicating the authenticity of the city and uplifting the vibrant community of Olympia was accomplished while implementing best practice government website features. The goal of getting rid of old pages was accomplished successfully by downsizing 2,500 pages to 334. "When accomplishing our objectives of getting rid of old content we used the analogy 'not bringing any old boxes to the new house.'" Joshua Linn, Digital Communications Manager of The City of Olympia, WA, says. The end result created a beautiful new home to uplift the community of Olympia and illustrate what makes the city so special to the community and its visitors.
- Bringing information residents need to know to the forefront of the homepage
- Creating a platform for census counting that decreases Pittsfield resources
- Making a website accessible and manageable on a variety of devices (Desktop, Tablets, Phones)
- Creating a user-friendly CMS for administrators to post timely information
- The old Pittsfield website was difficult for users to find important information, causing the city to receive 30-40 calls a day from residents.
- Excess census letters being sent into the voter office
- Adapting to CMS software that translates to multiple devices
- The previous Pittsfield website was difficult to use for employees causing information posting to be delayed.
• Bringing the most used content functions by residents to the main navigation (online payment, assistance benefits, top services)
• Building a website with a mobile-friendly design
• Meeting the needs of the community with well-organized content
The design approach included implementing Revize website features like:
• One-button language translation services
• Curated-search feature
• Navigation menu that focuses on Top Services for residents
The new site is mobile device optimized, includes clear navigation panels, modern aesthetic, user-friendly features, and best-practice standards. The Clark County staff plans to continue to work with Revize while expanding their site in the future.